Identity movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant identity movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, atmospheric and suspense films and TV shows about / with identity, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, mystery, gun, life & death, catastrophe, flashback and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
identity movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as identity: Identity Thief (2013), Enemy of the State (1998), Sami Blood (2016), Frank (2014), The Chrysalis (2012), Renaissance (2006), Ghost in the Shell (2017), The Passenger (1975), Source Code (2011), Frozen Days (2005).

List of identity movies

Identity Thief (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief -- a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.
Style: idiotic, humorous, funny, absurd, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, nothing goes right, identity, thief, crimes, crime, escapades, dishonesty, cons and scams, pretense, stupidity, dumb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida, colorado, san francisco
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Enemy of the State (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hotshot Washington lawyer, Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape – and destroy Dean.
Style: tense, clever, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, uncover truth, fighting the system, conspiracy, intelligence, manhunt, satellite, mexican standoff, privacy, espionage, secret hideout, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa, baltimore
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Sami Blood (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sami girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930s and phrenological examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life she has to become someone else and break all ...
Style: harsh
Plot: corporal punishment, racism, coming of age, boarding school, identity, teacher, teenage girl, punishment, humiliation, school, library, undressing ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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Frank (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Style: tragicomedy, touching, semi serious, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: music, music band, mental illness, suicide, identity, musician, strange person, eccentricity, creativity, deadpan, loneliness, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, britain, austin texas
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The Chrysalis (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 2013 Chinese horror film directed by Qiu Chuji
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: identity, split personality, memory, false memory, amnesia, mental institution, love triangle, uncover truth, abduction, couple relations, mystery, disappearance ...
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Renaissance (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: To find Ilona and unlock the secrets of her disappearance, Karas must plunge deep into the parallel worlds of corporate espionage, organized crime and genetic research - where the truth imprisons whoever finds it first and miracles can be bought but ...
Style: neo noir, futuristic, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monopoly, investigation, police detective, disappearance, corporation, woman in danger, law enforcement, rescue, crimes, life is a bitch, danger, confined ...
Time: future
Place: paris france, europe, france
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Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Hong Kong, China, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
Style: futuristic, philosophical, suspense, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, female protagonist, strong female lead, distopia, female spy, hacker, technology, one woman army, female agent, philosophy, androids ...
Time: future, near future
Place: tokyo, japan
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The Passenger (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 126 min.
Story: David Locke (Jack Nicholson) is a world-weary American journalist who has been sent to cover a conflict in northern Africa, but he makes little progress with the story. When he discovers the body of a stranger who looks similar to him, Locke assumes ...
Style: stylized, tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: desert, passport, identity, hotel, terrorism, on the road, espionage, starting over, journalism, guide, reporter, journalist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: barcelona, europe, africa, france, sahara ...
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Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, captivating, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, bomb, destiny, save the day, race against time, terrorism, nuclear threat, alternate reality, imaginary, precognition ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
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Frozen Days (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Meow is a young woman roaming the streets and nightclubs of Tel Aviv. She lives in empty apartments and surfs the internet chat rooms. She decides to meet Alex, her chat buddy. They plan to meet in a nightclub but a suicide bombing prevents their ...
Style: psychological, neo noir, bleak, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: losing-it hero, obsession, mystery, identity, apartment, false name, drugs, nightlife, nightmare, hospital, nightclub, drug ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
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Shattered (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet ...
Style: disturbing, neo noir, erotic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, investigation, infidelity, murder, neo-noir, suspicion, mind game, haunted by the past, car accident, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
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Inland Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, actress, danger, seance, debt, infidelity, murder, makeup artist, nightmare, lifestyle, woman in danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, los angeles, california, usa, europe ...
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The Fatherless (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: They never expected Kyra to turn up again. The two brothers and their sister, brought together when their father dies, are stunned by the appearance of their sister.Kyra suddenly vanished over twenty years ago during the breakup of the hippie ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, self discovery, haunted by the past, family relations, family problems, reunion, siblings relations, death in the family, old house, identity, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 80s, 2010s ...
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Pariah (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: lesbian love, lgbt teen, coming of age, lesbian teen, lesbian relationship, introspection, self discovery, friendship, strong female presence, gays and lesbians, identity crisis, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
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Beneath Clouds (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: racism, prison, on the road, coming of age, love and romance, life is a bitch, young heroes, opposites attract, family relations, couples, mother daughter relationship, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia, new south wales
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Dollhouse (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Dollhouse is an American science fiction television series that revolves around a corporation running numerous underground establishments across the globe which program individuals referred to as "Actives" with temporary personalities and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, life is a bitch, fbi, undercover, mysterious character, self discovery, uncover truth, human nature, memory, innocence lost, ethics, behavior control ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tucson arizona
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Youth Without Youth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Romania, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in Europe before WWII, professor of language and philosophy Dominic Matei is struck by lightning and ages backwards from 70 to 40 in a week, attracting the world and the Nazis. While on the run, the professor ...
Style: atmospheric, philosophical, stylized, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: danger, supernatural, imaginary, elderly, aging, love affair, supernatural ability, fountain of youth, secret identity, new identity, nudity (full frontal - brief), secret ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 70s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: romania, india, malta, europe, asia ...
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Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A serial killer targeting the city's mobsters taunts police with clues and photos left behind at the crime scenes. A veteran cop takes on a rookie partner hoping to crack one last case before retiring. As the web of deception and lies unravels, ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, manhunt, psychopath, law enforcement, riddles and clues, track down, mystery, deadly, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
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Calendar (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Armenia, Canada, Germany
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A photographer and his wife travel across Armenia photographing churches for a calendar project. Travelling with them is a local man acting as their driver and guide. As the project nears completion, the distance between husband and wife grows.
Style: touching, psychological, clever, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: translator, family relations, photograph, identity, ruins, love triangle, couple relations, couples, family problems, estrangement, tour guide, chaos ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, turkey, armenia, macedonia
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Waiting for the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ayse/Eleni who is a member of a Greek family in Turkey is forced to immigrate from Trabzon to Mersin in her early ages. However, the events that happen cause her to face her own past.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: village life, deportation, family relations, golden years, village, nostalgia, identity, haunted by the past, immigrants, culture clash, memories, love ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: greece, turkey
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Drifting Flowers (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three poetic tales of seeking the true identity. In the first story, Jing, a blind singer, falls in love with her band's tomboy accordionist Diego. In another time and place, Lily, an elderly lesbian and Yen, her gay friend, create an ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Plot: gender, lgbt, love affair, feminism, fall in love, teenage life, couples, love and romance, gays and lesbians, mother daughter relationship, friendship, lesbian couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, taiwan
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Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, USA, India
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Style: motivational, sentimental, emotional, touching, based on true events ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, poverty, childhood, missing child, loneliness, survival, courage, destiny, foster home, long lost relative, childhood memory, childhood flashback ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 1986, year 2010, year 2012 ...
Place: india, australia, tasmania, kolkata, melbourne australia ...
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Success (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the intertwining stories of four strangers who are bound together by a violent event.
Style: stylized, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: stranger, criminal, multiple storylines, danger, society, friendship, destiny, identity, conspiracy theory, rebellion, open ending, fighting the system ...
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Kindred (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When her boyfriend Ben suddenly dies in an accident, mother-to-be Charlotte collapses upon receiving the news. She wakes up in Ben’s family home, a crumbling old manor house in the middle of nowhere with Ben’s overbearing mother and his ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, dark, macabre, weird ...
Plot: motherhood, family relations, mother son relationship, prejudice, mystery, strange behavior, brutality, evil woman, visceral, isolation, determination, culture clash ...
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The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, offbeat, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, conspiracy, suicide, ghost, satire, suicide attempt, tenant, apartment building, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, rape, gender, lesbian, hidden identity, tragic love, gay slur, gender bending, lesbianism, lesbian love, sexuality, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surreal, mind bending, neo noir ...
Plot: mystery, lesbian, hallucination, surrealism, lesbianism, obsession, strong sexual content, dreams, alternate reality, hollywood, lesbian sex, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Being John Malkovich (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for ...
Style: surreal, offbeat, psychological, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: subconscious, actor, puppeteer, body swapping, sexual identity, mind control, love triangle, psychology, obsession, satire, pet, pets ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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The Salton Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her ...
Style: neo noir, tense, bleak, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, drug lord, methamphetamine, death of wife, vengeance, crime, crimes, working undercover, double life, haunted by the past, rivalry, nothing to lose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Bourne Identity (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: An unconscious man is washed ashore on the beach of a small French village during a heavy storm. A retired doctor takes care of the unconscious stranger. When the mysterious man recovers, he can't remember a thing...he does not know his name, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spies, amnesia, heroes, on the run, cia, memory loss, adventure, terrorism, hitman, identity, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, zurich switzerland, france
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